It’s been over 25 years since the legendary Uriah Heep have played on Australian soil. In that time we’ve witnessed a lot of changes to our musical landscape: the birth, death and rebirth of trends, musical marriages and mix-ups, assassinations and cultural revolutions, and of course the dawn of the digital age. Through all of this, Uriah Heep has ensured at least one constant on the horizon – a hard, heavy rock band that continues to deliver.

Uriah Heep’s unique, progressive, hard sound has made them a mainstay of the rock circuit for four decades. Famed for their accomplished musical chops, diverse song writing and powerful live performances, the band has released some of the most popular and defining music of their genre. With a catalog that includes albums such as 1972’s ‘Demons and Wizards’, 1982’s ‘Abominog’, and the 2001 release ‘Future Echoes Of The Past’, it’s no surprise that the band has sold over 30 million records worldwide.

Australian audiences in particular have taken Uriah Heep into their hard-rocking hearts, with the band scoring consecutive charting albums and singles in the country on more than one occasion. Heep’s remarkable popularity in the Great Southern Land spawned the exclusive Australian compilation ‘Downunda’, released to commemorate their 1974 tour. What’s more, in 2003 Uriah Heep enlisted the vocal talents of none other than Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes on the ‘Relentless’ album, thus cementing their affinity to this country.

Uriah Heep have toured consistently throughout their 40-year career, performing in over 48 countries to millions of faithful fans, including headline performances at Redding and the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival. In 1987 they became the first major rock act to perform in the Soviet Union, playing to audiences of 185,000 people.

Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder (ex-David Bowie & the Spiders from Mars) revealed the secret of the band’s longevity is its passion for live performance. He says, “You go in and out of fashion but we’ve always wanted to play… we love being on the road.”

Make sure you catch Uriah Heep on their triumphant return to Australia in 2011.

“This was a rock concert as it was supposed to be – no flashy pyrotechnics, no flying pigs, just hard and heavy rock for the faithful.” – Mark Robertson – BBC Music Review


Thursday 31st March. Brisbane. The Tivoli
Tickets from redanttouring.com and Ticketek 132 849 or Ticketek.com.au

Friday 1st April. Sydney. Enmore Theatre
Tickets from redanttouring.com and Ticketek 132 849 or Ticketek.com.au

Saturday 2nd April. Melbourne. Palais Theatre
Tickets from redanttouring.com and Ticketmaster 136 100 or Ticketmaster.com.au

Tickets on sale Friday October 15 at 9am